JD’s Super Social Media Weekly Roundup for Monday, October 31

Photo of a generic person looking at a pumpkin

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a safe holiday!

What Tools Were Super This Past Week?

  • Blippar — is an augmented reality tool designed to function similarly to a QR code reader, but without the QR codes.
  • Later, Spam! — helps you fight Twitter spam and earn points for doing it.
  • Know Your Twitter Followers — reveals demographic information about your Twitter followers … if you can stand a long wait; it’s currently in beta and flooded with requests.
  • 7 Billion & Me — documents the world population as it rises past the 7 billion mark.

What Else Was Super?

  • Klout updated its algorithm, which was not met with a lot of enthusiasm as many saw their score drop dramatically with no explanation given.
  • As a result of the financial protest movement, “occupy” became a banned search term in China, which is not super, actually, and not surprising either.
  • The X Factor USA television show announced it would allow viewers to vote via Twitter.
  • The Obama 2012 campaign launched “Obama for America” on Tumblr.

What Super Stuff Happened To You?

  • I played quite a bit more with Spotify, and I’m enjoying it.
  • I got to dig in on a secret project at work. Shhh! Don’t tell anybody!

What Will Be Super Next Week?

  • You tell me!
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